Transgender service members challenge the President's proposed ban on military service by transgender people. The President talks about war with North Korea, and commentary ensues about whether the President legally could order a military strike there. And the Administration delays an Obama-era rule governing the relationship between financial advisers and their clients.
Five transgender service members are challenging President Trump’s proposed reversal of the military’s transgender service policy, writes Helen Klein Murillo (Lawfare).
President Trump’s voter fraud commission risks being a target for hackers, reports Geoff Mulvihill (PBS Newshour).
JUSTICE & SAFETY
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai faces calls to recuse himself from FCC decision-making regarding capping prison phone call rates due to his relationship with former client and prison phone service provider Securus Technologies (Ars Technica).
A Bipartisan health care fix is possible, but there are a number of talking points lawmakers should consider, suggest Joseph Antos and James Capretta on Health Affairs Blog.
The Trump Administration requested a delay in implementation of the Obama-era rule requiring financial advisers to act in their customers’ best interest (NYT).
REMOVAL FROM OFFICE
Writing on his own blog, Eric Posner evaluates the chances that President Trump will be impeached.
The raid of former Trump advisor Paul Manafort’s home suggests that Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation had probable cause to believe the search would uncover time-sensitive evidence of a crime, argues Julian Sanchez on Just Security.
President Trump thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for saving the U.S. money, after President Putin’s decision to expel a significant number of State Department staff from Russia (NYT, WaPo, Politico).